Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Luss. Loch Lomond. Scotland.

What a pleasant surprise this wee village was. Located on the west bank of Loch Lomond, Luss has an abundance of picturesque cottages, built by the local laird to house cotton mill and slate workers in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Luss Village memorial. 
The attractive grey slate village lies 8 miles south of Tarbert. Originally named Clachan Dubh meaning the 'dark village', it is believed to have taken the name Luss from the Gaelic for a plant.

Developed by the Colquhoun’s of Luss who lived at nearby Rossdhu House, Luss pier was developed as an outlet for slate from nearby quarries and as a steamer landing for tourists. Now a conservation village it was the setting for the TV series High Road.

Luss shore line.

The present Church of Scotland was built in 1875 by Sir James Colquhoun, in memory of his father who had drowned in the loch in December 1873. It was built on an ancient religious site that was home to St. Kessog in the early 6th C. The church is noted for its online services as well as for holding over one hundred weddings per year, most from outside the parish. [1]

Luss Parish Church.


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